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Best Hair Straighteners

A good hair straightener can create that sleek-haired look that makes you feel confident to face the world. Choosing the best hair straightener for you is important – not just to produce poker-straight locks, but also to help protect hair from heat damage. Continue Reading...

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SAS Professional Hair Straightener
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020

SAS Professional Hair Straightener

4.7 from 287 reviews
Plate TypeDual Floating
Plate MaterialCeramic-Coated and Titanium

The SAS Professional Hair Straightener’s plate material is made of ceramic-coated titanium, which is gentle on fine hair and also helps manage frizz in thick hair.

Price (RRP) $189.95

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (28)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (28)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (28)
  • Hair Care
    4.5 (20)
  • FeaturesAuto Shut-off and Universal Voltage
  • Min Temperature50 °C
  • Max Temperature232 °C
  • Colour / FinishWhite, Pink, Gold, Dark Purple, or Matt Black
Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron

Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron

4.7 from 199 reviews
Plate TypeDual Floating
Plate MaterialCeramic

With its impressive 4.7-star rating, the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron is one of the best hair straighteners and is reasonably priced at $149.95.

Price (RRP) $149.95

  • FeaturesAuto Shut-off, Storage Case and Universal Voltage
  • Min Temperature120 °C
  • Max Temperature240 °C
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Blue, Pink, Purple, White
  • Cord Length3 m
OzHead MKIII

OzHead MKIII

4.6 from 230 reviews
Plate TypeDual Floating
Plate MaterialCeramic and Tourmaline-Coated

The OzHead MKII, which costs $299.95, was the 2018 ProductReview.com.au Award Winner in the Hair Straighteners category.

Price (RRP) $299.95

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (3)
  • Hair Care
    3.0 (1)
  • FeaturesAuto Shut-off and Universal Voltage
  • Min Temperature80 °C
  • Max Temperature230 °C
  • Colour / FinishRed
  • Cord Length3 m
GlamPalm

GlamPalm · includes 5 listings

4.4 from 160 reviews
Plate TypeDual Floating, Single Floating and Fixed
Plate MaterialCeramic and Ceramic-Coated

The GlamPalm is a fast-heating and versatile hair straightener that’s impressive enough to rival other notable hair straighteners on the market.

Price (RRP) $234.00 to $340.00

  • 10 heat settings

  • Auto-off safety feature

  • Additional hair styling accessories

  • Can overheat on high settings

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (22)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (21)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (20)
  • Hair Care
    4.4 (15)
  • FeaturesUniversal Voltage, Auto Shut-off and Storage Case
  • Max Temperature195 °C to 200 °C
  • Number of Heat Settings2 to 11
  • Colour / FinishBlack and White
  • Cord Length2.7 m to 3 m
Muk 230-IR

Muk 230-IR

4.3 from 134 reviews
Plate TypeFixed
Plate MaterialCeramic and Tourmaline-Coated

With an overwhelming majority of reviewers awarding the Muk 230-IR a 5-star rating, this hair straightener’s secret weapon – its far infrared lights inside the ceramic plate – seems to be working.

Price (RRP) $199.95

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (21)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (21)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (20)
  • Hair Care
    4.3 (19)
  • FeaturesAuto Shut-off and Universal Voltage
  • Min Temperature90 °C
  • Max Temperature230 °C
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length3 m
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What to keep in mind when buying a hair straightener

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Plate material

  • Ceramic plates: Offer effective straightening performance, at an affordable price. They are generally suited to hair that’s not too fine, as well as thick, curly hair. Make sure to source a straightener that’s pure ceramic, not ceramic-coated, as this can chip away over time and result in uneven heating.
  • Tourmaline-coated plates: These are good for damaged hair, as they’re infused with negative ions that help to lock in moisture and give hair a shiny appearance.
  • Titanium: The most expensive plate material available, the $699 Dyson Corrale uses these. They heat up quickly and spread heat evenly over the plate surface. This makes them great for coarse, curly hair, as you can go from curly to straight in one pass.

Plate Width

  • Wide plates: These shorten the time it takes to straighten your hair. They’re suitable for long, thick hair, as they will straighten more hair with each pass.
  • Narrow plates: Suited to short hair or fine hair, these apply less heat, so protect the hair shaft from damage. Slimmer plates are also better if you have a portable or cordless straightener, as it will more easily fit into your travel bag.

Temperature: Some more expensive hair straighteners have variable heat settings. These let you adjust the temperature to your hair type, so you don’t burn your hair.

Shape: A straightener with rounded edges at the top makes it easier to create curly hair. If a flat iron has straight edges, it will give you even straighter hair.

Straightening time: Try and find a quality hair straightener in your budget with quick heat-up times and that’s also efficient in straightening your hair.

Hair straighteners are also available with a number of convenient extra features, such as universal voltage if you travel frequently, or auto shut-off for those busy mornings. Simply scroll down to experiment with the filters on the left to find out more.